Sounds like a major oxymoron, doesn’t it? And you’ve probably heard, read or even used that term before. But what exactly does it mean?
Skinny fat is when you have a small‘ish frame but you may have excessive amounts flabbiness on your body, typically in the midsection, but can also be on the arms and in the booty/hip/thigh region.
When I told people I needed to lose about 10-15 lbs, they’d look at my small’ish frame and proceed to either laugh or roll their eyes at me. But they didn’t realize I was actually considered overweight at a height of 5’4″ and weighing over 150 lbs.
At least that’s what the BMI chart says, anyway. That may or may not be true, but I feel it’s ONLY if the 150+ lbs is excessive body fat, as opposed to lean muscle mass.
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